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ABC
Dec 21, 2011 4:00am PST
mess, from texas up to the northeast, with downpours on tap through tomorrow. >> and the new storm is dumping heavy snow in the rockies, coming on the heels of yesterday's deadly blizzard. more from abc's paul beban. good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning. 83 million americans are getting ready to hit the road for the holiday weekend. winter doesn't officially begin until tomorrow. but this morning, across the great plains and southwest, people are digging out, after a blizzard blanketed the region with up to two feet of snow. parts of kansas got half their annual snowfall in just one storm. fierce winds and icy roads made driving dangerous. whiteout conditions shutting down interstates, leaving people stranded for hours. >> it was the rain, the rain, the sleet, the snow. by the time we got to kansas, it was really crazy. i stood in the median. just took 3 hours to get 30 miles. >> reporter: even the cacti were covered in new mexico. all the state's major highways were closed, after an accident left four people dead. in texas and colorado, the national guard was called in to ma
PBS
Dec 21, 2011 5:00am PST
>> funding for overheard with evan smith is provided in part bb hhllco partners, texas government affairs consultancy and its global health care consulting business unit, hillco health. and by the mattson mchale public television. and also by mfi foundation, improving the quality of life within our community. and also by the alice kleberg reynolds foundation thank you. >> i'm evan smith. he recently stepped down as the executive editor of the "new york times" after more thaa eight years in that highest of all high impact which time the paper won 18 pull it's certify prizes. he seems to be falling into fine as an op ed columnist, a blogger and a tweeter. he's bill keller. this is overheard. >> smith: bill keller, welcome. nice to be here. >> smith: very nice to see you. may, may we start broad and talk about the newspaper business? >> keller: you starr wherever you want. >> smith: okay, good. so circulation across the industry is down. revenues are down. competition is greater than ever. would you just end the suspense for all of us and tell uu how thissmovie ends? i think we're al
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2011 5:00am EST
fizzling out as it moves toward the great lakes. roads were closed across kansas and the texas panhandle to allow crews to clear snow and treacherous patches of ice. near whiteout conditions piled snow drifts up to ten feet. >>> now here's your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. a flight headed for georgia ended tragically on a new jersey highway. parts of the small aircraft scattered after it smashed in to the wooded area. the pilot, his wife and their two children and a family friend were killed. >>> holiday tragedy also struck a georgia family in texas when a small plane crash killed all five on board. the pilot, his wife, two children and brother perished in the rural area crash. >>> the winner of a raffle, which gave him a brand new lamborghini wrecked the car after driving over black ice, only six hours after receiving the key. the car is insured and it will be repaired. >>> finally, fedex is dealing with a public relations nightmare. security footage of a delivery man tossing a brand new flat-screen over a recipient's fence has gone viral
Univision
Dec 21, 2011 6:30pm EST
. para disfrutar todos pero nos tenemos que ir, directamente a dallas texas, con el reportero nolberto hernández, que tiene las enchiladas repletas de chismes. adelante nolberto. muchas gracias que bueno que nos acompañan. oigan, llamen a los bomberos y hablen, porque miren, tengo las enchiladas más pi cosas, y digo pi cosas porque están hechas de habanero. mucho chile, como los chismes que voy a presentar, fíjense que michael salgado sufrió un accidente automovilístico y hablaremos de la novela de joan sebastián. esto y más se lo presentamos aquí en la enchilada del chiste. veamos. > - supimos que michael salgado sufrió un accidente en las carreteras de san antonio texas. chocó en el muro difusorio de la carretera. afortunadamente sufrió heridas menores. pero michael dice que es como que volviera a nacer y tiene mucho que agradecer estas navidades. el cantante joan sebastián, di a conocer que regresara a la pantalla chica con participación en las telenovelas y puede ser un melodrama producido por emilio larrosa. y su participación ha quedado descartado. sebastián apar
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2011 9:00am EST
year about merck engagement in public policy in texas. >> i heard about that. >> where the governor mandated -- there was a lot written about his former chief of staff, lobbyist for your company. it was a case study in how involvement in public policy can get you any hornet's nest of trouble. >> i agree. the story is many years old. >> wasn't under your watch. >> the point i was making is it got recycled in the context of a political campaign were among other things we were told this drug which prevents most cases of cervical cancer, the vast majority cause mental retardation in girls. the level of political discourse around it was very low. the fact of the matter is governor perry signed an executive order. you probably know the texas legislature -- interesting innovation in that it needs only every other year--maybe that is a good thing. i am not sure. in the interim he decided that given what he had learned not just from the lobbyists that his own public health people about the importance of this vaccine in terms of preventing cervical cancers that he would violate executive orde
CBS
Dec 21, 2011 6:30pm EST
hood, texas. >> reporter: it's the day 20-year-old brittany hampton has been waiting for. how you feeling today? >> excited. really excited. >> reporter: the day her husband returns home to her and her two girls, four-month-old aubrey and two-year-old sophia. >> who is coming hom today? >> daddy. >> i love my girls to death but it is so hard doing it all on your own. >> reporter: the family hung welcome signs and will greet their father in their sunday best. james hampton has been in iraq since february. >> you're so proud. you're overjoyed. like, they're doing something so-- so courageous, and just-- you know, you couldn't-- you couldn't ask for a better man. >> reporter: not far away, the thomas boys were a little less cieptive than the hampton girls in their preparations to see their dad. erica thomas' husband, captain darren thomas, has done four tours in iraq. so this is kind of an early christmas present for you. >> it sure is. it's an early christmas present for my entire family. my three-year-old son is excited that his daddy is coming home. >> reporter: darren jr. knows h
NBC
Dec 21, 2011 4:00am EST
it moves toward the great lakes. roads were closed across kansas and the texas panhandle to allow crews to clear snow and treacherous patches of ice. snow drifts were up to 10 feet high. >>> well, now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. los angeles police rushed in to rescue a 4-year-old little girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her father. the suspect led officers on a long pursuit after the girl's mother reported the alleged abduction. he was eventually arrested and the girl was not harmed. >>> a flight headed for georgia ended tragically on a new jersey highway. part of a small aircraft scattered after it smashed into the wooded area. the pilot, his wife, their two children and a family friend were killed. >>> holiday tragedy also struck a georgia family in texas when a small plane crash killed all five on board. the pilot, his wife, two children and brother perished in the rural area crash. >>> the winner of a raffle, which gave him a brand new la lamborgini wrecked the car after driving over black ice, only six hours after receiving the key. th
ABC
Dec 21, 2011 4:30am EST
it moves toward the great lakes. roads were closed across kansas and the texas panhandle to allow crews to clear snow and treacherous patches of ice. snow drifts were up to 10 feet high. >>> well, now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. los angeles police rushed in to rescue a 4-year-old little girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her father. the suspect led officers on a long pursuit after the girl's mother reported the alleged abduction. he was eventually arrested and the girl was not harmed. >>> a flight headed for georgia ended tragically on a new jersey highway. part of a small aircraft scattered after it smashed into the wooded area. the pilot, his wife, their two children and a family friend were killed. >>> holiday tragedy also struck a georgia family in texas when a small plane crash killed all five on board. the pilot, his wife, two children and brother perished in the rural area crash. >>> the winner of a raffle, which gave him a brand new la lamborgini wrecked the car after driving over black ice, only six hours after receiving the key. th
NBC
Dec 21, 2011 4:00am PST
across kansas and the texas panhandle to allow crews to clear snow and treacherous patches of ice. further north, near whiteout conditions and fierce winds piled snowdrifts up to ten feet high. >>> a flight headed for georgia ended tragically on a new jersey highway. parts of the small aircraft scattered after it smashed into a wooded area. the pilot, his wife, their two children and a family friend were killed. >>> holiday tragedy also struck a georgia family in texas, when a small plane crash killed all five on board. the pilot, his wife, two children, and brotherdhe the ru. >>> and the wrath of a winner of a brand new lamborghini won't be showing off his toy this christmas. he wrecked the car after driving over black ice six hours after receiving the keys. the car was insured and will be repaired. >>> fedex dealing with a public relations nightmare. security cameras show a brand new flat screen tossed over ary sipient's fence. yep, there he go. the shipping giant tweeted the careless treatment of the package "will be addressed." i should hope so. now a look for national and reg
ABC
Dec 21, 2011 2:40am PST
extreme positions on many issues, even his most loyal supporters doubt the texas congressman can win the nomination. >>> in iowa, gingrich is accusing romney of running a negative smear campaign as the caucus date gets even closer. during a stop yesterday in mt. pleasant, gingrich actually had to apologize for a negative impression he left with one voter. the woman told gingrich he sounded presumptuous when he told abc news that he would be the eventual nominee. >> the truth is, this will be decided by the american people. this will not be decided by any one person, and that's what i should have said, and i wasn't very clever. >> i appreciate you actually saying -- >> i will make mistakes. i have made mistakes. when i make mistakes, i'll say to you, that was a boo-boo. >> was an overly confident remark, for sure. afterwards, the woman asked gingrich not to be arrogant and narcissistic. quote, i just want you to be humble. politicians that are humble take the taxpayer dollar more seriously. >>> the first day of winter may be tomorrow but the economy is getting hot. u.s. stocks jus
CNN
Dec 21, 2011 5:00am EST
storm is already being blamed for six deaths as it stretches from southeast colorado to northern texas. ten-foot-high snow drifts, winds of up to 50 miles an hour and frigid temperatures. got any holiday travel in the area? that's pretty much at a standstill. cnn meteorologist karen mcinnis joins us with the latest. karen, it seems like a huge storm. you saw the images, blizzard conditions span from colorado to kansas. how is the storm looking now? >> this was a very fast-moving system, and it has raced all the way from the four corners region and now plowing on into the central mississippi river valley. it's taking with it a lot of that moisture. and it's getting modified quite a bit. we're starting to see some of the thunderstorms erupt across the leading edge of this system. this is called the warm sector. on the northern edge of this, that's where we've seen the snow fall. but it really has moderated quite a bit. you're taking a look at some of the pictures, images coming out of kansas right around hayes, kansas, along interstate 70 going into and out of colorado along interstate 2
CNN
Dec 20, 2011 10:00pm EST
deaths as it stretches from southeast colorado to northern texas. ten-foot high snowdrifts, winds up to 50 miles per hour, frigid temperatures part of the storm. got any holiday travel in the area? that's pretty much at a standstill. cnn meteorologist karen maginnis joins us from from atlanta with the latest. a huge storm, saw some of the images there, blizzard conditions from colorado to kansas. how is the storm looking now? >> this was a very fast-moving system and it is really raced all wait from the four corners region and now it's plowing on into the central mississippi river valley. it's taking with it a lot of the moisture and it's getting modified quite a bit. we're starting to see some of the thunderstorms erupt across the leading edge of the system. this is called the warm sector. on the northern edge of this, that's where we've seen the snowfall. it's moderated quite a bit. taking a look at the pictures, images out of kansas right around hayes, kansas, along interstate 70 going into and out of colorado along interstate 25 as well and through wyoming. very difficult travel
CNN
Dec 20, 2011 8:00pm EST
texas. ten foot high snowdrifts, winds of 50 miles an hour. frigid temperatures are part of this monster storm. any holiday travel in the area that's at a stand still. karen, it seems like a huge storm. you saw some of the images. blizzard conditions spanning from colorado to kansas. how is the storm looking? >> this is a very fast-moving system. it has raced all the way from the four corners region and plowing into the central mississippi river valley. it's taking with it a lot of that moisture. it's getting modified quite a bit. we're starting to see some of the thunderstorms erupting across the leading edge of this system. this is the warm sector. on the northern edge that's where we've seen the snowfall. it has moderated quite a bit. taking a look at some of the pictures, images coming out of kansas, right around hayes, kansas. around interstate 70 going into and out of colorado. interstate 25 as well. through wyoming. very difficult travel here. we did see some blizzard conditions. in some instances the winds were gusting as high as 80 miles an hour. visibility was poorly re
WHUT
Dec 20, 2011 7:00pm EST
sheila jackson-lee of texas, rejected that route as risky and unnecessary. >> let me tell you what we're doing today. the washington republicans are taking a high risk gamble. this is gambling. this is throwing the dice. >> the senate stands adjourned. >> brown: for its part the senate has already left washington for a month-long holiday recess. and a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid said we are not coming back. we are not appointing negotiators until they pass the senate compromise. adding to the stakes is the pressure to extend long-term unemployment benefits past year's end. and to waive huge cuts in medicare payments to doctors before they take effect january 18. both were in the senate bill that the house rejected today. todd, what's your reporting todd zwillich is covering the back and forth on capitol hill for "the takeaway" from public radio international and wnyc. he joins us now. tell you about what led to today's rejection of the extension by house republicans? where is the pressure coming from? >> well, the pressure really appears to be on speaker john bo
FOX News
Dec 21, 2011 12:00am PST
-- more efficient. >> if texas -- would you see immigration from or into texas. >> people would move to texas. >>> on that note, let's move, imigrate, if you will, to the next segment. all right, from corpses to caucuses. as the ads makes him sag, newt is blasting his rivals for blasting him and trying to shame rawn paul, mitt romney and others into stopping their tv attacks which apparently are working. according to the campaign experts, ie my pet turtle, the negative messages are a big reason for gingrich's collapse in the iowa polls. >> he doesn't have the discipline you want in a president. >> he is out and basically he is out in the left wing of the republican party. >> frightening. on tuesday, the former speaker called out his critiqueers. >> it probably depends on whether the people decide to reward those running negative campaigns or those who decide they are disgusted with it and turn away from us. but they are just plain not true, and they are saying things that are absurd, you know. to attack me as a conservative when i have a 90% lifetime american conservative voting, it is
FOX News
Dec 21, 2011 2:00am PST
? >> because, for one thing, back then even the texas republicans didn't want it you could have done it by executive order. >> moving back and forth across the rio grande. >> bill: i was upset. >> it's a mistake. if you think we ought to build a whole fence tough to secure it. >> i do think the federal government has let us down since 1984 in the sense they have not secured the southern border and they could have and they didn't. guantanamo bay, do you close it? >> i'm not sure i know enough to know that. >> bill: have you been there. >> i don't believe i would have ever opened it in the first place but i would like to see it closed. >> bill: where are you going to put all these captured terrorists overseas? where would have you put them? >> well, i think there are places they could be kept in america. >> bill: as soon as they go on american soil they have the rights of the american people under the constitution. and these are. >> bill: that's not necessarily true. i have a big difference of opinion about what the law should be. i might have tried to change the law on that. >> bill:
FOX News
Dec 21, 2011 2:00am EST
, for one thing, back then even the texas republicans didn't want it you could have done it by executive order. >> moving back and forth across the rio grande. >> bill: i was upset. >> it's a mistake. if you think we ought to build a whole fence tough to secure it. >> i do think the federal government has let us down since 1984 in the sense they have not secured the southern border and they could have and they didn't. guantanamo bay, do you close it? >> i'm not sure i know enough to know that. >> bill: have you been there. >> i don't believe i would have ever opened it in the first place but i would like to see it closed. >> bill: where are you going to put all these captured terrorists overseas? where would have you put them? >> well, i think there are places they could be kept in america. >> bill: as soon as they go on american soil they have the rights of the american people under the constitution. and these are. >> bill: that's not necessarily true. i have a big difference of opinion about what the law should be. i might have tried to change the law on that. >> bill: okay.
CBS
Dec 20, 2011 5:30pm PST
colorado. texas authorities say they've rescued at least 100 stranded motorists. as the storm pushed off to the east, that snow turned to rain. the only good news about this system, scott, is that it brought much-needed moisture to drought-ridden parts of oklahoma and texas. >> pelley: cynthia, how are the roads now? >> reporter: the roads in central kansas are fine, bit in the west near the colorado border the interstates are now opening but a lot of the u.s. highways are still closed due to that heavy snowfall you talked about. >> pelley: cynthia, thank you. overseas thousands of women took to the streets of cairo today in what may have been the biggest bmen's demonstration in egypt's history sparked by recent attacks on women by egyptian soldiers. in one attack, a woman in muslim dress was half stripped, beaten and kicked. late tonight, egypt's ruling military council put out an apology. as north korea mourned today, its new leader appeared in heblic for the first time since his father's sudden death. kim jong-un paid his respects at a mausoleum where kim jong-il lies in a glass c
Univision
Dec 20, 2011 11:30pm PST
, parte del oeste de kansas. tambiÉn la parte l noroeste de texas fueron los mÁs afectados. hasta los pies de nieve. >> partde kansas recibiÓ la mid de la nieve que cae en todo el aÑo. las condiciones para manejar en esas autopistas es peligroso. >> esto fue una locura, mi auto patinÓ y me tomo tres horas recorrer 30 millas. muchos debieron dejar sus automÓviles abandonados en las carreteras. camiones terminaron incrustados en la nieve. las mÁquinas excavadoras trataron de despejar las vÍas. nuevo mÉxico quedÓ cubierto de blanco con 24 pulgadas de nieve. cuatro personas murieron en un accidente automovilÍstico, las autoridades tuvieron que cerrar temporalmente las principales autopistas de ese estado. la visibilidad es muy pobre. eso hace imposible transitar por estas autopistas. >> estoy tratando de regresar a colorado para llegar a tiempo al aeropuerto. estoy desilusionada. >> la fuerte tormenta pasÓ, sin embargo se ha emitido un alerta. >> hasta este momento son al menos seis los muertos que ha brado esta tormenta invernal en el paÍs. traÁ lluvia en la parte este de la naci
Telemundo
Dec 20, 2011 6:30pm PST
personas, mantienen paralizados autopistas como texas, oklahoma, nueva méxico y kansas, con 4 pies de nieve. con eso nuestra primera pausa pero al regresar. una nueva encuesta de telemundo revela la posición de los hispanos frente al presidente obama. además corazones que >>>josé: los hispanos dicen que son más fieles al presidente obama, pero también se decepcionan más rápidamente, la decepción de los latinos es 56%, 9 puntos más de lo que tiene en la población general, y en los últimos meses ha caído 3 puntos, en el campo republicano hay noticias de insatisfacción. >>>cristina: ya están los que son y solos que son ya están dicen la presión política. sin embargo, circulan rumores y conjeturas a todo jvapor de una candi candidatura de última hora. >>> es una experiencia ingeniería, hay una gran insatisfacción de los republicanos, y bajo estas circunstancias quizás sea posible que surja un candidato de última hora. sólo uno de cada 4 estadounidenses dicen están ano tí ansiosos. las cifras de hoy los muestra empatados en iowa. según este analista demócrata
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2011 7:00am EST
. host: jackie, democratic line, dallas, texas, good morning. caller: i think that the senate, doing what they are doing, the senate recently wanted the one year to have the tax cut extended. republicans did not want that. everything that the republicans asked for, the senate gave it to them. now it is boehner and the republicans who are saying that we need to come back and do our jobs. well, what good is it going to before a committee -- they had the super 8 committee and nothing could get resolved. they had the debt ceiling, nothing could be resolved. they wanted -- they want the president to say that that is what they said, and i do not blame the senate. the democrats need to stand up. they have tried to work with republicans, work with republicans. now the republicans are in such hot water, they want to blame it on the democrats. host: the house puts the tax cut in limbo, the house floor yesterday entering to -- agreeing to enter negotiations. phil joins us on the republican line, from boston. caller: the tea party republicans are doing exactly what they were elected to do. they
KRON
Dec 20, 2011 8:00pm PST
as 15 in. of snow closing interstate highways in kansas, oklahoma and the texas panhandle. >>pam: winds up to 70 mi. per hour pushed snow into drifts up to 10 ft. high. heavy snow temporarily shut down interstates 40, 70 and 25. the national weather service says travel and portions of five states ranges from difficult to impossible. the storm dumped snow over a 1,000 mi. area and in some areas, visibility dropped to less than one-quarter mile. the whiteout conditions have been blamed for at least six deaths. two of them in colorado off when an inmate and a guard were killed in the crash of a prison van. the blizzard did have an outside. farmers in oklahoma and texas welcome to this note after a yearlong weather drought. >>pam: what does all this crazy weatherman for holiday travel at local airports? dan kerman is joining us live from sfo. >>dan: so far, so good. the good news is those storms they were just talking about have had no impact at sfo. many of the flights are arriving early. >>dan: at sfo on tuesday, the weather could not have been nicer despite weather elsewhere. flig
NBC
Dec 21, 2011 5:00pm EST
fuera consumido por el fuego en texas, el hombre había trabajado antes como bombero y en el pasado perdió a su hijo de manera similar. >>> vamos a perú, donde tenemos detalles de otra noticia de impacto. >>> bañados en sangre y con pocas posibilidades de vivir, así fueron encontrados ana maría tolentino y su pareja, quienes habían sido acuchillados ante los hijos de la mujer. >>> llorando, benedict llamó a su papá y le dijo que estaba asustado. >>> papá, ven rápido, por favor, estoy nervioso, ¿cómo quieres que esté? >>> en medio de las heridas, la madre llamó a las autoridades para pedir ayuda. >>> estaba sentado atrás, y al señor le abrieron toda la barriga. >>> este testimonio permitió capturar al presunto agresor, josé antonio barrantes, alias pájaro loco, él lo negó todo. >>> yo vengo de mi trabajo yo. >>> Él es un mentiroso, su familia dice que acaba de llegar de su trabajo, su trabajo cierra a las 6, justicia, para mi mamá y mi tío josé, porque se acerca navidad y no tengo con quién pasar navidad. >>> según benedict, este sujeto molestaba a su herma
WETA
Dec 20, 2011 11:00pm EST
on my journey across america, i've learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> this is wjz tv, wjz-hd and wjz-hd, baltimore. >>> it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> are shoppers safe? a young man murdered right outside towson town center. >> hello, i'm vic carter. we're learning more about the teenager who was murdered as police are reassuring people it's safe to shop. mike hellgren has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: police say both the shooter and the victim were inside the mall before the incident. less than 24 hours earlier, police blocked off entrances searching for a killer. rodney vest pridget was gunned down at just 19 years old. >> we're looking into all the circumstance that is you would look into to try to understand why this happened. >> have you noticed increased securit
ABC
Dec 20, 2011 6:00pm PST
crashed. it had just taken off, one of the busiest in the country. and overnight in texas, three adults, a teenager and a-year-old were killed. authorities say the pilot was advised to steer clear of the weather but he turned into the wrong direction. that storm is moving towards the great lakes tonight after freezing highway traffic across the southwest is and mid west. up to 20 inches of snow has fallen and the storm's wrath extends through texas pan hand yes. six people have died in car accidents and conditions forced hundreds of miles of highways to close. >> this makes it impossible. >> there are white out conditions. it's not looking good. >> the blizzard marks a rapid change in conditions. some areas had sunshine and 60 degree temperatures just a day before this storm hit. >> and oversees, thousands of egyptian people marched through streets today. they're protesting abuses committed by soldiers on a crack down of demonstrators. and the counsel issues an apology today for soldiers who pulled women by the hair and clubbed several others. 14 people have been killed over five
ABC
Dec 20, 2011 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: the national guard forced to make rescues in texas and colorado, as 911 dispatchers were inundated with calls. in new mexico, a radio dispatch from one officer describes a baby born in a car stranded in the storm. >> just had a motorist stop at my location. he has a female passenger who had just delivered a baby. >> reporter: in dodge city, kansas, we went out with mark davis, at the end of a 36-hour shift, working to clear the roads. this is a big storm for you guys. >> this is a very big storm. and the wind last night was absolutely horrible. >> reporter: today's storm will continue its march east, bringing heavy rain during this major holiday travel week. and then a new storm forms. a nor'easter, that has parts of the northeast flirting with a white christmas. a novel thought for an area that so far has been so unseasonably mild. the storm builds from the mid-atlantic through the northeast friday, bringing mostly rain to major cities. but for areas inland, the forecast now calling for snow by christmas. no matter what type of precipitation you're going to get, these st
PBS
Dec 20, 2011 6:00pm PST
texas, rejected that route as risky and unnecessary. >> let me tell you what we're doing today. the washington republicans are taking a high risk gamble. this is gambling. this is throwing the dice. >> the senate stands adjourned. >> brown: for its part the senate has already left washington for a month-long holiday recess. and a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid said we are not coming back. we are not appointing negotiators until they pass the senate compromise. adding to the stakes is the pressure to extend long-term unemployment benefits past year's end. and to waive huge cuts in medicare payments to doctors before they take effect january 18. both were in the senate bill that the house rejected today. todd, what's your reporting todd zwillich is covering the back and forth on capitol hill for "the takeaway" from public radio international and wnyc. he joins us now. tell you about what led to today's rejection of the extension by house republicans? where is the pressure coming from? >> well, the pressure really appears to be on speaker john boehner. jeff, it's press
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2011 11:00pm EST
from texas. that's coming up next. >>> pat robertson thinks this "saturday night live" sketch is a display of anti-christian bigotry. his own religious bigotry lands him in the zone. >>> a tweet from the president of college republicans of university of texas is the latest in a pattern of race-related attacks on the president from the right wing. michael eric dyson joins me later in the hour. you can tweet us your thoughts using #edshow. ♪ ramón, you're the whole enchilada, so tell me, is something in my life missing? yes. chunks of you are missing. it's not good. it was that bargain-brand cooking spray. it left the best part of me in the pan. ah! whereas i was cooked with new-and-improved pam. it's 70% better. see the difference in the muffins? this is hard for me to watch. sí, sí, sí. everything is falling apart! no, francisco. you are falling apart. aah! new pam helps you pull it off. even better. guaranteed. new pam helps you pull it off. ♪ when the things that you need come at just the right speed, that's logistics. ♪ ♪ medicine that can't wait legal briefs there b
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2011 8:00pm EST
nervous. >>> eric burns on the gop's attempts to discredit the congressman from texas. that's onlyi icoming up next. >>> pat robertson thinks this "saturday night live" sketch is a display of anti-christian bigotry. his own religious bigotry lands him in the zone. >>> a tweet from the president of college republicans of university of texas is the latest in a pattern of race-related attacks on the president from the right wing. michael eric dooyson joins me later in the hour. you can tweet us your thoughts using #edshow. [ male announcer ] what can you do with plain white rice? when you pour chunky beef with country vegetables soup over it... you can do dinner. four minutes, around four bucks. campbell's chunky. it's amazing what soup can do. [ male announcer ] got a cold? [ sniffling ] [ male announcer ] not sure what to take? now robitussin® makes finding the right relief simpler than ever. click on the robitussin® relief finder. click on your symptoms. get your right relief. ♪ makes the cold aisle easy. ♪ robitussin®. relief made simple. >>> another shakeup in iowa. and est
ABC
Dec 20, 2011 11:35pm PST
of worshipping the same god and upholding the same values. texas governor rick perry has put his faith center stage in iowa, hoping that the people in the pews will become his pete of the polls. here's my co-anchor terry moran from iowa for our series "the contenders." >> reporter: there it is rolling across the iowa countryside. governor rick perry's big bus. here we are on the rick perry bus. governor? emblazoned with his latest slow gal, faith jobs and freedom. 14-day bus tour. >> yeah. >> reporter: that's intense. we hopped on the bus to see how perry, once a front-runner in the presidential race is making a last-ditch last-stand effort to climb back to the top of the field. how it is going? >> good. everything's, you know we have good crowds. people are excited. i don't think people made their mind up yet. >> reporter: that's what he hopes. >> we pray for our nation's lead earls. >> reporter: and he hopes his christian faith, combined with a slashing newfound populism is what will carry him back into contention. >> you can't remove my faith from me anymore than you can remov
CNN
Dec 21, 2011 12:00pm PST
years ago. she is now receiving free reconstructive surgery in galveston, texas, but scars cannot hide this little one's child. her caretakers named her shakira which means thankful. >> children adapt to adversity a lot better than adults. >> shakira was found burned in a trash bin. her recovery will take at least one year. >>> and the international space station is about to get three new visitors from earth. watch. >> the international space station. >> how about that? a russian rocket made a spectacular and successful launch into space just this morning. the crew with one american astronaut is expected to reach the space station by friday. >>> and police in kansas is reportedly asking people in kansas to search their yards for this missing college student. aisha khan hasn't been heard from since she left a frantic voice mail for her sister. family members posted these pictures on facebook. they are offering up a $10,000 reward for information that leads to her return. her sister appeared on hln's "issues" with jane velez-mitchell. she talked about this confrontation with a creep
CBS
Dec 21, 2011 5:00am EST
storm shut down interstate highways in at least five states including texas and kansas. in texas, police say they rescued at least 100 stranded drivers. >> today, bradley manning's defense team will start making his case. tuesday, private first class manning is accused of providing u.s. secrets to the wikileaks web site. the hearing determines whether the case will go to trial. >>> to mark the end of the iraq war, president obama attended a ceremony tuesday at andrews air force base. he welcomed home the top commanders of the u.s. forces in iraq and those commanders returned with the u.s. forces iraq flag which is the symbolic conclusion to the war. >>> it is a site where some musical legends shared their talents with d.c. a century ago and now the struggling lincoln theatre may have avoided going out of business. that is coming up at 5:48. >> we'll tell you which republican presidential front runner is headed here for a campaign event tonight. >> howard previews the first week of winter in his seven-day forecast. >>> we're halfway there. and howard has the forecast that doesn't seem lik
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